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Bullying Linked To Substance Use

The adolescent years can be a chaotic time. There are a lot of changes happening, especially for those in high school. Navigating the waters of one’s place in the teenage world can be a source of discomfort and angst—which can be extremely difficult for some to cope with as they mature and become young adults. […]

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Brain Hacking In Addiction Recovery

Smartphones are ubiquitous. We cannot go anywhere without them, seemingly. Everyone from teenagers to seniors relies on their smartphones to get from point A to point B. Checking email, social media and playing games. Sometimes you may find yourself pining for a time before everyone was constantly staring at their black mirror. A name given […]

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Benzodiazepines: The Hidden Epidemic

In the United States, the dire words “overdose death” are most commonly associated with prescription opioids and heroin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 78 Americans lose their life every day from an opioid overdose death, 44 of which are caused by prescription painkillers. While lawmakers continue to be proactive in […]

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Treating Co-Occurring Substance Abuse And Psychiatric Disorders

The best modern addiction treatment programs, such as Family Recovery Specialists, do not simply tackle a young adult or adolescent’s substance abuse, while making no effort to restore sustained psychological well-being. After all, there are more than 10 million Americans with co-existing substance-related and mental health disorders, according to recent epidemiological studies. Patients with co-morbidity […]

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Alcohol Deadlier Than Opioids

As the country continues to battle the opioid crisis, we’re also contending with another, slower moving epidemic: alcohol. While opioid overdoses are responsible for roughly 72,000 people per year, according to the CDC, roughly 88,000 people die each year from alcohol – mostly through cancer, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis and suicide. In fact, from 2007 to […]

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